THANKS A MILLION!
The Aviation Safety Reporting System processed its one millionth safety incident report and the aviation community shows support!
"On March 21, 2012 the Aviation Safety Reporting System processed its one millionth safety incident report. This milestone is dramatic affirmation of the program’s vitality, its broad recognition throughout the entire aviation community and confirmation of the value of the safety alerts, publications and research data that it returns to its stakeholders and the flying public.
On behalf of the entire ASRS staff, I would like to extend a special Thank You to everyone who utilizes and supports the program; your safety contributions have made this accomplishment possible."
Linda J. Connell,
NASA ASRS Director
"ASRS has long assisted NTSB in our efforts to investigate aviation accidents. In recent years, the ASRS team has provided NTSB with search requests within the first few hours of an investigation. These search requests are based on the ASRS staff's experience in aviation and their insights into potentially relevant issues based on initial reports or accident circumstances. Since 1995 ASRS has generated 160 Search Requests for NTSB. ASRS data allows us to put the circumstances of the accident in context as we explore whether a particular failure is isolated to the events of that day or representative of a more systemic problem."
The Honorable Robert Sumwalt,
National Transportation Safety Board Member
"I congratulate the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System for its thirty-five years of safety reporting. Because ASRS has been so trusted in its handling of safety reporting, over one million safety reports from pilots, air traffic controllers, flight attendants, mechanics, and other aviation professionals have been collected and analyzed. This work has been a critical part of making aviation safer, as it has identified trends, issued safety alerts, and helped improve our procedures, training, and equipment. Without ASRS, we could not have achieved the unprecedented levels of safety we enjoy today.
We must ensure that ASRS is able to continue its essential mission of protecting the safety of the traveling public, and I commend the organization and its professional staff on their remarkable record of service that has benefitted us both as an industry and as a nation."
Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III,
One of the pilots of the US Airways Flight 1549 Hudson River ditching
"I am a very big fan of NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System. Over the years I've seen just how valuable this resource is for pilots. The fact that you can identify an aviation safety issue and report it to someone that actually reads and considers your input is very satisfying. If you aren't a "stand there and do nothing" type of pilot, mechanic or ATC specialist when encountering an aviation safety issue, then you'll definitely want to participate in the aviation safety reporting system. In addition, the staff at ASRS speaks directly to you in the form of a monthly newsletter titled, "Callback." In my opinion, this is one newsletter that's worth its weight in slow running Hobbs meters. It’s an excellent read that allows you to tap into the collective safety-based insights of your fellow aviation professionals as well as the musings of a thoughtful and insightful ASRS staff.”
Aviation author and lecturer, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) National Certified Flight Instructor spokesman and a National Accident Prevention Counselor appointed by the FAA